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   Friday, July 12 2024 
Cannes poker festival 2013 : Coronation of Guillaume Darcourt and Martial Blangenwitsch

Since last week, the French seaside resort on the Mediterranean, Cannes, has been hosting a poker festival at the Casino Barrière of Cannes Croisette which are the World Poker Tour National and the ACF Poker Tour. The WPT Main Event gathered a field of 239 players which, after three days of competition, was reduced to eight players. Guillaume Darcourt started the final table with more than 1,3 million chips and was able to keep his advance in front of Erwann Pecheux until the end of the tournament. After the successive eliminations of six other players like Mikaël Azoulay, Christophe Verrier, Giuseppe Zarbo, Imed Ben Mahmoud, Jean-Michel Séverin and Stefano Coletti, Darcourt ended up in head's up against Erwann Pecheux and began the part with nearly two-thirds of the chips.Guillaume Darcourt won the final face-to-face and was awarded € 80,000 and a € 7,500 ticket for the WPT Grand Prix of Paris.

Concerning the ACF Cannes Poker Tour, it gathered 94 players who payed the buy-in of €750. This fifth stage of the Season 2 of the ACF Poker Tour has been won by Martial Blangenwitsch who pocketed €16,000 and a place in Las Vegas, for the grand finale of the ACF Poker Tour. Jean-Philippe Rohr and Bruno Fitoussi were members of the field but they were respectively eliminated in the 2nd and 5th and win €11,000 and €4,500. After this stage in Cannes, the ACF Poker Tour will stop in Annecy. The Imperial Casino will host this event on next May 18 and 19.

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